Flash flood warning issued for Oklahoma City early Wednesday
Heavy rain moved into central Oklahoma overnight, and a flash flood warning has been issued for Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service reported.
Several people were trapped inside two stalled vehicles in high water about 5:30 a.m. Firefighters were called to the 10800 block of SW 29 near Sara Road, according to firefighters. Water was rushing over a bridge. Three people were rescued from one vehicle.
The flood warning was for Oklahoma and Logan counties. Cleveland County is under a flood advisory.
Several inches of rain fell across western and central Oklahoma overnight.
More than 300 power outages were reported in Oklahoma City, Guthrie and Yukon, according to Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co.
There is an 80 percent chance for more rain in Oklahoma City Wednesday morning.
The Oklahoma City forecast follows:
Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10 a.m. High near 75. South wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind 6 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a high near 61. North wind around 14 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. North wind 6 to 13 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.